Medici acquires telemedicine company Chiron Health

Medici, developer of an app a mobile phone application that connects physicians and patients, acquired Chiron Health, a telemedicine company.

Chiron Health offers a video platform which physicians can provide care remotely to their patients. The telemedicine platform is embedded in five-plus EMR systems and currently caters to more than 1,000 physician practices. It also includes a feature that gives providers an estimate of how much they will earn for these video visits across 300 healthcare plans.

Medici's HIPAA-compliant mobile app provides secure text, voice and video messaging that physicians can use to provide virtual care. The Medici app has more than 30,000 users.

"It's rare that you find two companies this well aligned," said Andrew O'Hara, founder and CEO of Chiron. "Medici and Chiron have both been focused on building best-in-class remote care tools to bring physicians and patients closer together — Medici from a secure messaging angle and Chiron from a scheduled video visit angle. It will be exciting to see what these two talented teams are able to accomplish together."

Medici plans to retain all Chiron Health employees. The acquisition comes soon after Medici bought DocbookMD, a platform that enables communication between clinicians and medical professionals.

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